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How to make it

  • Before you start: Position a rack in the top and bottom thirds of your oven. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • 1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream peanut butter, butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 - 4 minutes. Beat in the egg.
  • 2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • 3. Add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture and mix until combined. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl so that everything is combined evenly.
  • 4. Scoop dough by rounded tablespoons and roll into balls. Place the balls about 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets, and press down slightly. Using a fork dipped in flour, press down on the cookies first one way and then the other to form an "X" pattern, creating the crosshatch effect. (The cookies should now measure approx. 2 inches in diameter.) Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. Overbaking will cause these chewy cookies to become crunchy so try to avoid it.
  • The cookies will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, they can be frozen wrapped in plastic wrap and aluminum foil for up to 1 month. Do not unwrap before defrosting.

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    " It was excellent "
    pinkpasta ate it and said...
    These are THE best peanut butter cookies I have EVER had...ever!
    Also...thanks for checking on me some time back concerning the death of my dad...How sweet of you.
    It's been 6 mons now and I still cry...but I'm working on it. I miss him so much... he was not just my dad...he was also my pastry chef mentor...and always a phone call away when I had baking questions...or he'd just jump in the car and come to my house to the rescue! I still go to pick up the phone and call him with my baking questions....hard to get used to not being able to do that any more...He was a brilliant pastry chef/baker. God's soooo lovin' his works of art up there! =)
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    " It was excellent "
    pinkpasta ate it and said...
    I made these cookies this past weekend... THEY ARE AWESOME! My family and I LOVE THEM!
    If you're looking at this MUST bake these! *****
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    " It was excellent "
    pinkpasta ate it and said...
    Hey Mich! Been a long time...hope all is well!
    Making Jaden peanut butter cookies tomorrow, so now that I've found these...these are the ones I will bake. I'll let you know how I do!
    High 5 and thanks for sharing!
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    " It was excellent "
    liezel ate it and said...
    This really sounds great! Bookmarked.
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    " It was excellent "
    krumkake ate it and said...
    More of that Sweet Melissa cooking - I MUST remember to get that cookbook! These sound so delish...I love a good peanut butter cookie, and especially the chewy ones, so I will have to try this one soon. Keep trying those new cookie recipes - I'm lovin' it!!
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